Friday, April 22, 2005

Guild Wars Ready To Ship

ArenaNet today announced that Guild Wars, a a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is ready to ship and will be available nationwide on April 28 for the PC, the GameSpot Web site reported. This is the first game from NCsoft subsidiary ArenaNet, which comprises several ex-employees from Warcraft developer Blizzard, the site reported.

Guild Wars emphasizes strategy and features campaign-style quests that can be attempted with non-player characters or other human-controlled characters. Guild Wars also features an extensive player-versus-player portion, where teams of characters battle for prestige, the site reported.

Guild Wars will come in two formats: the $49.99 standard edition and the $79.99 collector's edition, which includes an exclusive weapon, the game's soundtrack, a Logitech headset and three months of Teamspeak and a book featuring art from the game. Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel

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